We just got back from Japan, and this was our base for 6 nights.
Our main criteria for our hotel for this trip, was:
1. A hotel that was served by the Narita Airport Limousine bus service, as we had to catch a morning flight out of Narita. Transiting between train lines very early in the morning is not an ideal choice when traveling with 2 teenagers and 2 kids.
2. A direct bus service between Disney and the hotel. We did not want to take the train at 10pm and having to manage transfers and walking with tired kids.
3. Near a train/metro station for our other travel plans.
4. Free internet connectivity (this is to avoid hefty roaming charges).
... and we found one in Tokyo, at 'ok' Japanese rates.
The major surprise was that I booked (not by designed) ourselves into a 5* hotel in Tokyo. We did not expect that, as our previous experiences before told us not to expect a full 5* resort for the price we paid. It wasn't cheap, but at Tokyo Bay standards, it was good.
We got all the 4 items above and more. The station was attached to the hotel; and there was free internet in the rooms. Wifi router was needed, otherwise just use a LAN cable to get online. the router could be obtained from the Front Desk.
The location was on Tokyo's 'island' resort of Odaiba. Even without DIsney there was enough indoor theme parks to entertain the kids (Sega Joypolis, Legoland, Madam Tussaud's, Museums and speciality malls). Another added bonus was that the island was also serviced by Tokyo's water busses. Though takes longer then the trains, we could get to locations by the river banks (eg Asakusa) by boats. It's more scenic, and the 'bus' stop is about 3 min walk from the hotel.
Food wise there are enough choices around the hotel for your choice of meals. Fast food chains and branches of Tsukiji sushi shops are available. (Ok... it's not hotel food, but I am not a fan of hotel restaurants).
Staff were friendly and helpful; from lost wallets to packing our wooden samurai 'swords' (my daughter lost her wallet at a nearby mall, and they had called the hotel to inform that someone had found the wallet and ask her to pick it up. The hotel not only informed us, but also followed up with us the next morning, and during check-out).
Room amenities were plentiful. I admit I am a sucker for complimentary toothbrushes, & razors; these guys gave more then that, and 1 each for all of us (confession time: we took some back - they were good - the orange batch salts were wonderful).
Overall, we were very pleased and impressed with the hotel we stayed for the week.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- European-style hotel in Odaiba district on Tokyo Bay, overlooking Rainbow Bridge, 6 km to central Tokyo, 5km to Imperial Palace. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Pacific Le Daiba Hotel Minato
- Grand Pacific Le Daiba Minato
- Le Meridien Tokyo
- Grand Pacific Le Daiba Tokyo, Japan